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Auburn Basketball falls at Missouri 91-77

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  • Auburn's Casey Mize named third-team All-American by Baseball America

    Auburn's Casey Mize named third-team All-American by Baseball America

    Thursday, June 8 2017 5:13 PM EDT2017-06-08 21:13:40 GMT
    SOURCE: WSFA 12 SPORTSSOURCE: WSFA 12 SPORTS

    Auburn sophomore right-hander Casey Mize was named a third-team All-American by Baseball America, the publication announced Thursday.

    Auburn sophomore right-hander Casey Mize was named a third-team All-American by Baseball America, the publication announced Thursday.

  • Karl Nonemaker named Auburn baseball assistant coach

    Karl Nonemaker named Auburn baseball assistant coach

    Monday, June 12 2017 10:23 AM EDT2017-06-12 14:23:56 GMT
    (Source: Auburn Athletics)(Source: Auburn Athletics)
    Karl Nonemaker, a former Auburn assistant and All-SEC outfielder at Vanderbilt, has been named an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the Tigers’ baseball program, head coach Butch Thompson announced Monday. Nonemaker spent the previous six seasons as an assistant and recruiting coordinator at Old Dominion University. Nonemaker was on Auburn’s staff from 2005-07, helping the program to a NCAA Regional final in 2005. “We got everything we were looking for ...
    Karl Nonemaker, a former Auburn assistant and All-SEC outfielder at Vanderbilt, has been named an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the Tigers’ baseball program, head coach Butch Thompson announced Monday. Nonemaker spent the previous six seasons as an assistant and recruiting coordinator at Old Dominion University. Nonemaker was on Auburn’s staff from 2005-07, helping the program to a NCAA Regional final in 2005. “We got everything we were looking for ...
  • Auburn downs Central Florida in Tallahassee regional opener, 7-4

    Auburn downs Central Florida in Tallahassee regional opener, 7-4

    Friday, June 2 2017 6:21 PM EDT2017-06-02 22:21:35 GMT
    (Source: Auburn Athletics)(Source: Auburn Athletics)

    Auburn junior right-hander Keegan Thompson struck out a season-high nine batters, and a 3-run home run by freshman Will Holland provided the difference in a 7-4 win over UCF Friday in the NCAA Tallahassee Regional.

    Auburn junior right-hander Keegan Thompson struck out a season-high nine batters, and a 3-run home run by freshman Will Holland provided the difference in a 7-4 win over UCF Friday in the NCAA Tallahassee Regional.

Keion Bell scored a game-high 24 points as No. 17 Missouri defeated Auburn 91-77  on Saturday in Mizzou Arena. Frankie Sullivan scored 12 points to lead 11 different players to score for Auburn. Chris Denson and Rob Chubb both scored 10 points and were the other Tigers in double figures.

"You can be a really good team when nobody is guarding you," Auburn head coach Tony Barbee said. "It's easy to score. In the SEC, it's really easy to score. [Pressey] didn't go for 20 and 10. That's what really hurts teams. He had 10 assists. You have to give those guys credit. They made a lot of shots off of his assists, but we limited him offensively. That was a decent job, that we didn't let him beat us both ways. He was just able to get those assists."

Auburn held SEC Preseason Player of the Year Phil Pressey to just four points, but the senior added 10 assists. Five Missouri players scored in double figures.

Auburn (8-13, 2-6) sank a season high 32 free throws out of 36 attempts and tied its percentage mark at 88.9 percent. The Tigers previously hit 30 free throws against Tennessee Tech on December 18. Auburn hit 15-of-16 from the foul line in the first half, a season high.

With the game tied at 7-all after the first media timeout, Missouri (16-5, 5-3) came out and connected on back-to-back 3-pointers by Earnest Ross to take a 13-7 lead. A steal and a dunk by Chris Denson closed the Tigers to 18-15 with 9:42 to go before the half.

Twice Auburn was able to cut its deficit to a point in the first half, but both times Missouri answered, the second time with a three-point play by Jabari Brown. A fast break dunk by Bell widened Missouri's lead to double digits, 34-24, with 5:07 to go in the half.

A trey by Brian Greene, Jr. made 41-35 in favor of Missouri with two minutes remaining before the half. Bell scored two in transition in the final minute to give Mizzou a 45-35 lead at the break. Greene, Jr. finished the game with nine points off the bench.

Frankie Sullivan came up with a steal and a slam to cut it to 49-41. Missouri responded with a 13-1 run to take a 20-point lead. Noel Johnson knocked down his first 3-pointer of the night to make it 62-45 with 13:24 remaining.

Two more free throws by Asauhn Dixon-Tatum left Auburn trailing 82-62 with less than six minutes remaining. Greene, Jr. and Jordan Price sank back-to-back 3-pointers, and then Denson split a pair at the line to make it 86-69 with 3:27 remaining.

Auburn is in action next on Wednesday when it hosts Alabama at 7 p.m. CT in Auburn Arena.

 

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